It’s almost a year since we gave up owning a car; an experiment after yet one more expensive repair bill. We thought it would last a few months but a year on I can’t think why we didn’t ditch it sooner.


Hacking, in the positive sense, is all about repurposing (or just purposing) things in a useful way. People hack data, objects, spaces, anything.


As we were coming through the automated barrier at the train station my wife overheard the following conversation.



“New Year, New You.”


Here we go again. It’s that time of year. The time when we celebrate with excess. What is supposed to be a happy time of year seems to become stressful. People race around shopping for a crazy list of friends and relatives they just have to buy something for. Exactly what they don’t know, just something, anything. I’m guessing someone …